The HRT: A Small Unit With Large Responsibilities

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team was born in controversy and criticism but is now considered one of the most capable, mobile, and flexible federal counterterrorism resources available to states and cities throughout the country.

Forensic Epidemiology: On the Threshold of Change

The highly specialized skill sets of forensic epidemiologists are essential to deal effectively with bioterrorist attacks, but numerous structural and operational as well as bureaucratic obstacles are standing in the way.

Protecting Against Terrorism

This is a general protective security advice from the U.K.’s MI5’s National Security Advice Centre. It is aimed at businesses and organizations seeking to reduce the risk of a terrorist

Needed: An Unchanging Standard for Objective Reasonableness

The hazards faced on the job by law-enforcement officers are difficult enough. Additional dangers often await them, though, in post-incident investigations, in uninformed media reports, and in U.S. courtrooms across the country.

The Illegal-Immigration Issue: A Compromise and a Commission

The American people are confused about the illegal immigration issue, and angry that neither the president nor the Congress seems to know what to do about it. It says here, that a partial solution is still possible in the current session of Congress.

DHS Needs a World-Class Acquisition Workforce

Like many other federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security is buying more supplies & equipment each year. But it is not hiring enough procurement professionals to ensure that the taxpayers’ money is being spent wisely & for the right things.
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